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Kirstjen Nielsen sworn in as sixth DHS secretary

December 07, 2017 |
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Kirstjen Nielsen was sworn in as the sixth secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday during a brief ceremony at the White House.

Nielsen, who was confirmed by the Senate on a 62-37 vote Tuesday, is the first former DHS employee to become the secretary, having formerly served as DHS chief of staff under former Secretary John Kelly. She also served as Kelly's top aide after the retired Marine Corps general moved from DHS to the White...

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